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May 12, 2013 2:00pm PDT
>> the face of pakistan's future. the former prime minister's comeback. election looks likely to hand power back to a man ousted 14 years ago. , calls for international action in syria. forced out by protests a few .onths ago, half the worlds of birds and animals are threatened by climate change. the final result of pakistan's historical election not elected -- expected till monday. amram conn's justice party said farewell. the big loser in this election is the president's pakistan people's party. the chief election commissioner has the air of a man whose job was still -- well done. this largest exercise in pakistani democracy. more than 50 million people casting their votes. >> the percentage of voting is very high. this is what i call him harm is of the people. a public show of strength -- empowerment of the people. a public show of strength. after being driven from office by the army on two previous occasions, this time he will get to complete his five-year term. it was a satisfying for -- victory over the pakistan's people's party. but emerging in this election, a third fo
May 12, 2013 5:30am PDT
violence. the polls ino to an election by protest. thousands gathered for the processga catholic church for hundreds of new saints. the syrian government said that they were not behind the car bombings on saturday. turkey has arrested nine people in the attack. and to simmons reports. >> the most devastating attack on turkish soil since the conflict began. recovery teams with investigators in a scrawl of rubble. bodies were still being recovered 18 hours after the explosions. >> we ran inside in a desperate attempt to save our lives. isthe turkish government planning syrian intelligence, the usual suspect according to the minister. said ofdid this, they their intention was to rip out the heart of the town, then they succeeded. refugees,ere fighters, and ngo's use this as a garrison town so close to the border. what they plan to do next is unclear, publicly at least. the intelligence agency is talking about reserving the right to respond. is at a time when there is a glimmer of political hope, with russia and the u.s. attempting to get some dialogue going. what happens on the ground in s
May 12, 2013 11:00pm PDT
stories, poised to return to office, resounding elections return now was sharif -- nawaz sharif to office. the victims of two car bombings in turkey, syria denies any involvement in the attacks. a new virus has killed 18 people. health experts say it could be passing from human to human. demolition debacle. the building that refuse to fall even after dynamite was used. he was ousted in a military coup, thrown in jail, and then sent into exile, but now he is back. now was sharif is preparing to become the prime minister of pakistan for a record third time grid he has been invited to india for talks with the prime minister there. the two countries fought four wars over the past 60 years, and sharif has promised to improve ties with new delhi. u.s. president barack obama said he will work with the new pakistani government as an equal partner. official results do not come out until later on monday, and sharif is too hard head -- too far ahead of his rival. we report from the capital islamabad. the chief election commissioner has the air of a man whose job was well done. it is the largest ever
May 13, 2013 7:00pm PDT
in a general election. election officials say they've counted nearly 60% of the vote. sharif's party has secured many seats. former cricket star turned politician ran at the head of the pakistan movement for justice. his party won 23 seats. pakistanis passed a democratic landmark just by voting. this is the first time one elected government will make way for another. sharif has begun discussions with his aides to form a new government. now people are waiting to see how the outcome will affect pakistan's rule in u.s. led anti-terror operations. president obama released a statement praising the efforts to successfully complete the election process. he said his administration looks forward as working with the new government in creating a more stable, secure and prosperous future for the people of pakistan. sharif has voiced opposition to drone attacks. he says the attacks are offensive to his government's sovereignty. >>> the former prime minister of bulgaria is making plans of his own. he's looking for coalition partners after his ruling center right party came out narrowly ahead. they hav
May 17, 2013 5:00pm EDT
ravee is supposed to rule. that is what elections are about. we want with majority rule the president won with a majority. the majority doesn't rule anymore and millions of working people are suffering as a result. mr. chairman, here is my suggestion. if these nominees in fact get the votes that they need, which i suspect they will, they go to the floor and i will be very distraught if we do not see them because of another filibuster. and i would hope that we would use the rules of the senate so that the majority rules if we need 51 votes to seat them, let's do it. thank you mr. chairman. >> senator alexandre's name is recognized. >> thank you mr. chair i respect the senator from vermont. he has a different view than i do. i was reading john www.mechem's book about thomas jefferson the other night and there was an evening when jefferson and adams sat down after dinner, and i am paraphrasing very carefully from memory, but he said to jefferson, jefferson wrote that without a said we would lose the public. the idea that the majority votes could protect our liberties is a shimmer of the
May 17, 2013 7:00pm EDT
, and they are true they are op the so-called elections, not the bank; right? ppp used to have all bank partners, and so the example of i would not lie to this issue of regionalization, and the hope is that these major parties are able to deliver in the case of ppp regain its standing in the prosinces, and that the world bank also somehow increases because in a sense, he doesn't have any of the presentation from his own parties. he has good, strong allies that are functional, but that's different. it was, in fact, based on facts that i was saying that it is the politics as somewhat -- but he's right that this is not the first time -- >> let me add some numbers just for everyone's knowledge based on the data i have. it's the single largestnine sea. the other largest group is 2 21 which is others, a hodgepodge of different groups. since, they have four seats, and pakistan that is functional have seven so they have 11 seats functional, they have a reasonable amount according to the numbers that we have from the election commission. >> just as i said, that there is still the politics. there's no suc
May 12, 2013 5:30pm PDT
a long relationship with the united states. the election may change this and affect antiterror operations. >>> sharif was a known critic of pakistan cooperation with the united states against islamic militants. pakistan has suffered from terror attacks. but sharif is critical of the u.s. use of drones against islamic militants in northwestern pakistan. he says such attacks are a violation of his country's sovereignty. instead, sharif has been stressing the importance of die hog with the militants rather than coercion through military might. the u.s. is worried that a sharif administration might not be cooperative in operations against terrorists. sharif's campaign contains no negative rhetoric against the united states. people say it will change once he takes power. the elections may have an impact on u.s. terror operations regi. >>> turkish authorities have detained nine turkish citizens in connection with car bombings. they occurred at a border town leaving 46 people and over 150 people injured. it is an important hub for rel negotiated mediations. the philippine government is conside
May 17, 2013 8:00pm EDT
slice of time on this planet. >> recent elections in pakistan mark the first democratic transfer of power since the country's independence in 1947. sharif of the pakistan muslim league has been elected as the next putt. -- the next president. this is just under two hours. >> good morning, everyone. director of the center of the atlantic council and on behalf of my colleagues and our president, i'd like to welcome alloff you. we waited roughly a week to talk about the very important event in south asia, the elections in pakistan, and we are going to be focusing on pakistan for the next few weeks because there is so much happening that affects pakistan, and what happens in pakistan affects the region. so just wanted to let you know that on monday afternoon, we'll be having another session on pakistan, looking at economics and depth and h the usaid sees the changing circumstances in pakistan at opportunities to move things forward. and then on the 3rd of june, we're delighted to be hosting a well-known england member of parliament, who in his prior existence was a diploma in pakista
May 13, 2013 2:30pm PDT
, early results from saturday's general election suggests nawaz sharif has won a remarkable third term in power. and the pakistan muslim league is set to win a ma majority. but there are attacks by the taliban. mr. sharif says he will assist in the nato withdrawal there next year. here is our report from islamabad. >> a glimpse into the private world of nawaz sharif. peacocks strutting around his manicured estate. stuffed animals keeping watch on the lawn. and big game in the hallway of the leader who took the lion's share of this weekend's vote. >> we were invited in for a chat with pakistan's new leader . but professional cameras and microphones were kept out. the former two-time prime minister, ousted twice, has returned preaching consensus. he reached out to india, pakistan's old enemy, saying the mistrust between the nuclear neighbors must be tackled. he told the bbc that he would n.lp western troops demart from >> american troops will be withdrawn, and be in 2014 we will extend full support. we will see that everything goes well and smoothly. >> pursued by questions, he invited u
May 19, 2013 5:30am PDT
sunday's general election. there were complaints of irregularities. a leading female politician has been killed in. we have this report. the grief is clear. shot twice in the head outside her home late saturday evening. police are investigating two possible more tense. police are- the investigating two possible motives. of may have been the target a politically motivated killings. >> based on the evidence we have so far, we cannot rule out the evidence of murder or robbery. only when we investigate further will we be able to say something more accurate about it. >> the movement for justice party was her party. she used social media to accuse the other party of orchestrating killings. and exiled leader was accused of being directed responsible for the murders. a charge his people strongly denied. there were allegations of voting fraud in last saturday's's general election. the leading candidate says he -- there were allegations of voting fraud in last saturday's general election. the leading candidate says nobody has ever been arrested for killings or tried in court of law. >> last week's
May 19, 2013 5:00am PDT
through that, done that, talked about that before the election, and -- put susan rice on the rack and pretty much clear that's not a scandal if you want the e-mail, find them. the white house has produced them. the irs thing, of course, has some traction but not very much. in 2004 the naacp was investigated after bond gave a speech about president bush. we have seen other kinds of -- i think the irs thing, you have new regulations. 70,000 applications. staff in cincinnati. up can't -- you are extremely smart and come up with a different -- none of us around the table and come up with the notion of what is charitable work and what isn't. i don't think that's a huge thing. i think that the ap thing is a thing that for many of us in particular might stick with. again, i think that's pretty minor, too. >> there is a lot in all of these -- lot to discuss in the specifics. especially in the irs and ap what -- maybe not much the benghazi one. how that became the story an issue. what's interesting to me when you look at the numbers and -- you look at the coverage we had this week, yes, th
May 13, 2013 5:30pm PDT
monsanto's patent on soybean seeds.garet warner updates the winners and losers in surday's election in pakistan, marred by violence and allegations of vote rigging. >> woodruff: hari sreenivasan has the story of the genocide conviction of former guatemalan dictator ephraim rios montt, as seen from inside the courtroom last week. when the verdict was read, total chaos broke out. there was a swarm of cameramen who just encircled the defense team looking for that shot of the century. >> brown: and we close with the voices of african-american poets, compiled in a new anthology of contemporary verse. >> the purpose was to identify, nurture and promote and publish new black writers. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> more than two years ago, the people of b.p. made a commitment to the gulf. and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy. we shared what we've learned so that we can a proce energ more safely. b.p. is also committed to america. we suppo
May 17, 2013 11:00pm EDT
at man, women has been very low and relatively constant. that's an issue. i think this election was not font. they always say, you know, they call for electricity in education and so on and so forth. i'm not sure -- the only one had an education plan was in the manifesto. the abysmally low literacy rates >> i know it's gone way beyond time. a quick comment. >> education is important. there's a lot of noise about it. there are certain systemic problems within our system. for example, it has not been decided whether it is provincial governments responsible to the secondary level education or the role and not. these are issues, which i think basically really and perhaps things will improve. >> last two questions. ms. grossman in the middle. i'm sorry i couldn't take all the others. go ahead. >> i want to ask -- [inaudible] i want to follow-up and ambassador pickering's question about rapprochement with india, but in particular, looking at nuclear weapons and possible stability measures, confidence building measures i know pakistan has been interested in pursuing for quite some time
May 14, 2013 5:30am PDT
. gunfire can be heard in the background for days after the election. there is still no official results. >> numerous allegations of vote rigging are being investigated. even though voting was taking place, a pictorial commission expressed reports at polling stations there. this is a potentially problematic area. karachi sewing signs of extreme tension an ongoing arguments about the validity of the votes. the commission investigating each and every allegation. decided what will be done to rectify the situation. it must be stated independent observers have declared the election as free and fair. the electoral commission has indicated throughout the vast majority of this country the voting was valid. these particular issues are being investigated and particular issues that could create a credible heartening attention. >> the virus in the eastern province. 28 confirmed cases since the disease was identified last year. 15 of the patients have died. she is following this spread of the new virus. last year he was working at a hospital in saudi arabia. the first person to identify the virus tha
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May 12, 2013 1:00pm PDT
conservative groups leading up to the 2012 election. >> heather: plus the first case of freedom. dramatic new video showing the very moment when police stormed the home and rescued those three women in cleveland. >> gregg: worldwide manhunt for a fugitive coming to an end he thought he was living on easy street until the cops took him down by his swoomg pool in his shorts, of course,. >> heather: white house under pressure. amid a stunning report that the official report of benghazi attacks that killed four americans was revised 12 times. the changing accounts leading to charges that the white house deliberately wanted to mislead the country on what really happened. now a word that has not been used often since watergate is entering the covering. here is republican senator john mccain. >> i would call it a cover-up. i would call it a cover-up in the extent there was willful removal of information which was obvious. was obvious. mr. hi, dropped susan rice say that. >> heather: strong words. steve centanni is live in washington. judging from the sunday talk shows. what is next on in the ongoing
May 13, 2013 6:00am PDT
on dialogue. afghanistan citizens are skeptical about the pakistani election results. >> translator: i'm not optimistic regarding the new government. in our experience, any new government in pakistan has the same policy on afghanistan. they think that creating misery in afghanistan works to their advantage. >> political analysts point out that pakistan may have to be dependent on u.s. support. they say that the new government will have to give priority to the country's sluggish economy, and hand over security to the military. >>> japanese retailers in vietnam expressed hope. many places have opened outlets in the thriving company. their impact on the local economy should first be assessed. japan is seeking and toend such regulations. vietnam's trade and industry ministry say it's will allow new stores under 500 square meter ifs they have completed infrastructure. the change will take effect on june 7th. japanese stores want deregulation to help them expand, but some firms are cautious. they think the exact meaning of completed infrastructure is unclear. >>> the decline of the yen has b
May 18, 2013 9:10pm EDT
was elected at the bottom of his articles he would write jeremy pledges to be the same journalist he was under president clinton and bush's presidency. he talks about how he got the ost vicious hate mail than during all the years he was exposing bush's torture. >> i think everyone here has been critical of the democrats but the question from the floor as active citizens, what do we encourage people here to do to build independent media, what are specific things we call on ur active people here to do? >> to do your job. to dig deep. it is not about who is president, whether the president is a republican, democrat, maybe some day in the future an independent or a green, who knows. it's about going beyond the words and so much of politics today is debating what is meant by particular words. it is our job to evaluate the actions and also most importantly not just to give voice to those in power, but to be there at the target end especially here in the united states as american journalist of u.s. foreign policy. the week of the 10th an ver si of the iraq war we did special programming all week. i d
May 11, 2013 6:00pm PDT
hook elementary school. a task force of 28 elected officials have voted umanenously ts tear down the school where 20 rhildren and six adults were w oled in december and rebuild a new one on the site. the plan now goes to the local school board and will have to be approved by the residents of newtown before anything is heyal. daw to pakistan where they held elections for parliament today and where voting carried a deadly risk. more than 20 people were killed in explosions and shootings as they headed to polling places to choose a prime minister and 272 members of parliament. as elizabeth palmer report repom islamabad, it's the first time the people of pakistan will -yeat successors to follow a rep-year term of a civilian government. atioeporter: in most polling stations, turnout was heavy. in spite of the taliban's threat to attack with suicide bombers. orderly voting was the payoff for months of careful planning and voters enthused by a surprisingly open race. cons menservative businessman and ifrmer prime minister nawaz sharif face aid strong challenge fr from the celebrity cric
May 12, 2013 6:00pm PDT
wars aren't that way. >> jeff: president obama congratulated pakistan today on its election this weekend. unofficial returns from across pakistan show former prime minister nawaz sharif is poised to regain office after defeating his rival imran khan. the election marks the first peaceful transfer of power in pakistan's history. elizabeth palmer joins us from inside pakistan tonight. liz, what you can tell us about prime minister elect sharif? >> reporter: he is a wealthy man, a steel magnate. he is head of a moderate party called the pakistan muslim league and he's been prime minister before twice in the '90s. so he knows a thing or two about governing. he is remembered for authorizing pakistan's first nuclear test which did lead to the development of a weapon. his first challenge is going to be tackling this country's fiscal problems, essentially pakistan is broke. but he also wants to improve relations with the united states. he said that pakistan and the u.s. can find solutions to the issues that divide them and that would also include the issue of drones. pakistani peopl
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May 12, 2013 4:00pm PDT
understand republicans had a grievance because this happened a month before the election. every effort has been made to turn it into something that's diabolical. i don't see that if i did, i would say it but i don't see it that. >> harris: steve sebaali tan any live with the news for us tonight. republican lawmakers say the administration had a motive for changing those talking points. what do they think? >> harris, they say it was just before the presidential election and the white house didn't want to bring up the specter of terrorism. they suggest that's why the state department and the cia went through a dozen different drafts of what to tell the personal people. settling on the idea that the violence resulted in a spontaneous protest. >> clearly, some of the early indication is that they didn't want the narrative that it was a terrorist attack on their watch. clearly that's what it appears to be. but, again, that's what a thorough investigation should determine. >> but democrats are disputing that scenario, pointing out white house did mention terrorism from the very beginning. >> the
May 13, 2013 4:00am EDT
a proxy fight. the chairman will step down so that three new board members can be elected. we'll see whether that, again, pays off on friday. >> meanwhile, glencore has an increase in copper production. how is the chair reacting? >> well, this morning first of all shares are a little bit better. now they're down a little bit. generally analysts thought it was a pretty good trading upgrade. glencore is the biggest mining company in the world. you've got the copper production which really is strong to some. up 18% in the first quarter. as you look at after fri ska, production rose 44% largely driven by the increase. copper production is up 34%. now the metals and minerals business, according to glencore, which really only gave a lot of qualitative rather than quantitative statements delivered strong results despite some softening. if you look at their energy business, which relates to coal and oil, the marketing has markedly improved areas. all in all a pretty solid job from glencore stocks. >> thanks. expectations and emphasis is needed. what do you think is happening there? >> it's h
May 18, 2013 7:00am EDT
at the truth is hidden from the american people just long enough to make it through an election. the american people have the right to the truth. a government to delivers the fax good or bad the matter what. president obama promised to deliver a different government, theost ansparen right, america s better. it is time to end the corruption that the irs and fix the tax code that allows washington and the irs to pick who wins and who loses in america. host: we're talking about the irs case. it was discussed yesterday in front of the house ways and means committee. this is what the lead article in this morning's "wall street journal" has to say -- back to the phones, dorothy calling on our line for independence, -- for independents, calling from baltimore, maryland. caller: what the irs did is wrong if they were targeting people. what i would also like to say is if the republicans believe that we would have voted differently because the irs did something than they are fooling themselves. what i'm tryign to say is that maey said the obama administration knew about the probe. they didn't order the
May 15, 2013 5:30am PDT
to rebuild the government institutions and pay for elections. four days after they voted, pakistanis are waiting to find out who will be there prime minister. despite allegations of vote he -- he isre declaring himself a winner. buthe elections are over, the army continues its campaign in northwest pakistan, intent to crush the fighters who use the rugged terrain as a base for operations in neighboring afghanistan, fighters that regard the pakistan army is an arm of the us-led forces. attempts by the army to win the support of the population is an interval part of its war against al qaeda and those that supported. the attack drones that have carried out more than 300 strikes. over 3000 people have been killed and it is not clear how many work combatants and how many were local civilians. regardless of the target, the high court has labeled the drone operations as war crimes. in a landmark judgment, the high court described the attacks as a blatant violation of pakistan's sovereignty and said that if the attacks continue the pakistani government must take action against the united sta
May 12, 2013 12:00pm EDT
that they operate on do not upset many things. think about the election. there is always an election coming. think about interest groups that you don't want to aggravate. adds a layer which is very difficult to deal with. so let's start with some of these very basic questions. >> sure. >> you talk a lot about the different influences, military, in to this picture and the professional, diplomatic corps and the friends of the president and his advisers and you have the intelligence community and certainly some choice things to say what the cia. welcome back to that. but -- and the vice-president to also especially in this a administration and the last has insisted on playing a larger role, whether that is you're not, that is not the point. the point is it is another voice to deal with. tell me, who decides the options? how are the options framed? and who should be? who really should have the -- more of the employed, if you would. >> well, very good question. and we came to afghanistan pakistan, which was really the big with the obama administration set before itself , had to manage. was there war. h
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May 12, 2013 7:00pm PDT
. finally government accountability. we want to trust the people we elect. were they wrong? we need to know if they were? did they mess up? was it a cover up? we will stay on the story. let's turn now to another scandal that is brewing in our nation's capital that has the white house again reacting it involves the eternal revenue service retaliation against hundreds of conservative groups. in the past few days we have learned the irs admitted low level workers in ohio wrongly targeted certain groups during the 2012 election season. a watchdog group says top irs officials did know what was happening as far back as 2011. now congress is getting involved. as we learn of the slew of questions law americas want answered. peter doocy with the news for us in washington now. peter? >> lawmakers are live individual over reports that the federal government views the investigation to unfairly target conservative groups as we know treasury department group revealed the words tea party and patriot were among triggers that spent several months worth of applications for tax exempt status to teams of speci
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May 12, 2013 9:00am PDT
at this point? [chuckles] >> well, i think prior to november's election, it was a concerted effort to savor guard and protect the president's second-term aspirations. he's been re-elected, in part because we didn't have all the answers to benghazi. dubut let's don't kid each other, hillary clinton wants to be the president of the united states. if he wants to rub, that's great. but she is going to give an accounting for why she was obsessed with benghazi. why she approved a facility that didn't need meet specifications. ey she is going to give an account on what role if any not to send assets in the siege and she meest assuredly will give an accounting for the role she played in keeping the truth from the american people for weeks and months and months after benghazi. the only explanation i can come up with, people don't lie when the truth service them better. they don't. they tell the truth when it serves them better. we are going to find out why they misled us and we are going to find out, no matter how many witnesses we have to call and how many "saturday night live" skits want to mog it
May 13, 2013 7:00am EDT
groups for additional scrutiny during the 2012 election, it could jeopardize efforts for the elections. host: we have also seen this headline on the front pages of other newspapers. "the washington post," we are finding out more information about what the report contains, but they obtained the documents from a congressional aide with knowledge of the finding. host: inside of "to washington .ost," we see more information a detail of the scrutiny focused, and you can see here the findings. a timeline for back in 2010. the irs tax-exempt division began targeting applicants with names that contained tea party, patriot, and other political sounding titles, as well as 900 -- 9/12, a group founded by glenn beck, a political conservative commentator. we will talk more about this this morning, but if you would like to join the conversation, here are the numbers. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for independents, 202-585-3882. and if you are outside the united states, 202-585-3883. our first caller this morning is joe, georgia, hello. caller: i am fine. this is really
May 14, 2013 1:00pm EDT
. the i.r.s. and these un-elected bureaucrats who are supposed to be public servants, serving the public and community and citizens of this country, abused their power. they abused their authority. when you abuse your authority and you abuse your power, the people in the country quit trusting you. and they brought this on themselves. so i -- it's very hard to trust anything he says. now, i understand that there are rules and laws that we have to work within those and the i.r.s. does have to do that. our organization at tea party patriots has erred so cautiously, we have done everything we can, probably limiting ourselves and not even fully doing what we are allowed to do through a 501-c-4 because of this process. yes, each case must be taken individually. they weren't doing that. they were grouping them all together. i really don't trust the i.r.s. at this point. and i think the american people should be very concerned about this. if it can happen to us, it can happen to any group and to any individual. host: let's listen to what the president had to say yesterday. his joint news confere
May 14, 2013 5:00pm EDT
. since the 2011, which means also during the election. it was withheld until after the election. should the white house have -- [inaudible] earlier? >> my understanding is that when there is a review as there was and is by an inspector general, that when the end of the process is nearing and a report is about to be released, a notification is appropriate and routine. had that is what happened several weeks ago. prior to that there was no knowledge at the white house here. before i make judgments about or anyone else here makes judgments about whether the white house should have known for more or others in the administration have known more. we have to find out contactually what happened. it's important for us to wait for the realization of the inspector general's report. which is hopefully fairly imminent. >> you have any concerns it was withheld when it could have been a big story -- [inaudible] >> we have serious concerns about what happen reported. i think you saw it reflected in what the president said. it's been reported. we have to make sure that the independent review by an inspe
May 11, 2013 10:00pm PDT
apologized for election-year reviews that asked for tea party patriots in nirnames. they found that the targeting happened as early as june, 2011 and this contradicts statements to congress by the former head of the irs. irs workers screened the groups to test their status as charities. >>> uc boy, law students heard from the top law enforcement officer in the nation during their graduation ceremonies. attorney general eric holder spoke to the class of 201ust . fore they received theplomir he praised graduates for their diversity and activism during law school. >> you have alr bto make a difference and have a positive impact far beyond this beautiful campus. from protesting tuition increases across the state, to rallying support for same-sex marriage. [ applause ] the activism continued outside with medical marijuana advocates calling for holder and the department of justice to end the so-called war on cannabis. the u.s. attorney told ktvu that the feders focus on dispensaries close to schools. >>> new details tonight's of an amazing story of survival in bangladesh. plus, in n
May 14, 2013 6:30pm PDT
for credible, fair elections and fight corruption while providing economic opportunity for all afghans. >> in neighboring pakistan, sharif is poised to take over as prime minister. he, too, faces daunting challenges from militants. >> without pakistan poses support, without their cooperation, we will not be able to bring the taliban to the negotiating table because, basically, as you know, the taliban leadership is based in pakistan. >> dealing with the taliban could be the biggest challenge the two countries face when combat troops withdraw from afghanistan in 2014. and the country takes responsibility for its own security. >> recapping our lead story, the trial of the surviving members of a suspected neo-nazi group has resumed in munich after being adjourned for a week. >> we have to take a quick break, but when we come back, more on an internet start falling to earth. we will explain. >> thanks for staying with us. >> welcome back. she does not have breast cancer, but hollywood actress angelina jolie has revealed she had a double mastectomy. and experts say women whose genes put the
May 17, 2013 5:30am PDT
for the attack. >> this northern area is also khan made huge gains in the election. this will be a first test for him. >> certainly. inis a political phenom pakistan, and galvanized young voters. that put galvanized their ability to secure the province. when he forms his provincial government in this province, which really has seen some of the worst violence pakistan has experienced over the years, the true test of this government is how they tackle it. khan has a similar ideologies to the incoming federal government that will be led by scott mel watt sharif and his party. they are both in favor of dialogue " with groups like the taliban. this attack underscores the fact that many of these groups are still determined to cause attacks and feel determined to heard people. >> new challenges ahead. thanks for now. the u.n. chief ban ki-moon and the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov have met in the black sea resort of sochi to try to find a way to end the violence in syria. this is the latest in a series of the top-level talks. both men say a peace conference needs to be held but then russia
May 14, 2013 12:00pm EDT
of -- [inaudible] since 2011. which means also during the can election and -- during the the election and that it was withheld until after the election. should the white house have been informed earlier? >> my understanding is that when there is a review as there was and is by an inspector general, that when the end of that process is nearing and a report is about to be released, a notification is appropriate and routine. and that is what happened. and that happened several weeks ago. prior to that there was no knowledge here at the white house. now, before i make judgments about or anyone else here makes judgments about whether, you know, the white house should have known more or others in the administration should have known more, we have to find out what exactly happened. and that's why it's important for us to wait for the release of the inspector general's report which, you know, will hopefully be fairly imminent. >> based on the reporting, do you have any concerns that this was withheld when it could have been a big story? >> well, we have serious concerns about what's been repo
May 18, 2013 10:00am EDT
to be a domestic president and i think most presidents we have elected thought that they could do that at the international arena takes control of an administration and bill clinton was no exception. he's took three steps that i think are particularly harmful to the united states interests. the first one was the expansion of nato, the north atlantic treaty organization which was given credit for helping to win the cold war. that is something we can talk about and something you can debate but the fact of the matter is nato was an extremely successful political military alliance and with the demise of the soviet union it brought into question the future role of nato but what bill clinton did without any debate or serious discussion was to expand nato, to enlarge nato, to bring in the former members of the warsaw pact, the east european states and george w. bush took this further by bringing in former soviet republics as part of this former soviet union itself. so instead of trying to adopt negotiating posture with a new russia that it clearly capitulated and thus ended the cold war,
May 13, 2013 7:00am PDT
. this is something that happened eight weeks before the election. was there politics involved? >> of course there were politics involved.e the question is where did it stop. in a bureaucratic decision all up and down the line, this is separate and different from the thi policy response to the attack and there's lots of questions in that venue. as far as the talking points are concerned, you have politics in their bones responding to this. it's not just presidential politics. who's going to get blamed for what everybody agrees was a total foul-up. >> the irs probe. not only now we're learning it it went beyond tea party but also they were focusing on criticismsing on of groups of how the country is h being run. >> right. i mean now that we know it was for going on for so long, anybody looking at this would say, wait,ay this was going on this long and as g somebody didn't know about it at another level? pro i mean there's a big problem here, and also conservatives for a long time have said more broadly on federal legislation broadly and regulations, they've said, tion you
May 12, 2013 10:00am PDT
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May 12, 2013 8:00pm EDT
democratically elected parliament and questioned. the senate look into the cia and say, it was sort of a similar moment. i kind of watched their giant national security apparatus of the soviet union come under scrutiny for the first time. when i came back to the states, one of the things that i noticed was that -- i was working for the baltimore sun -- that the national security agency, the big eavesdropping agency based in fort meade, was the largest employer in maryland. very few people knew that. very few people knew who it did. they got it mixed up with the national security an sell -- counsel which was part of the white house. i kept bugging the editors to let me spend some time poking around on the n.s.a. at first they were reluctant and they considered some degree a waste of time. it was extremely secret. the whole joke that n.s.a. stood for never say anything or no such agency. eventually the editor john carol, kind of caught the bug himself and set me and another reporter loose for 18 months. getting doors slammed in our face. we ended up writing a six part explantory series where the
May 13, 2013 9:00am PDT
states. nawaz sharif seems to have won the election marking the first transition between civilian governments in the country's history. >> but the centerpiece of his campaign -- or one of them anyway, he talked a lot about the economy, but he said he was going to end u.s. drone strikes in pakistan and also said he was going to talk to the taliban. president obama says he looks forward to working with the new government. it's going to be interesting to see how that unfolds. >> and coming up -- >> do you worry now that people will always suspect that you actually did have a role? >> speaking out for the very first time in a cnn exclusive, pedro and onil castro talk about their brother ariel's alleged crimes up next. man: how did i get here? dumb luck? or good decisions? ones i've made. ones we've all made. about marriage. children. money. about tomorrow. here's to good decisions. who matters most to you says the most about you. at massmutual we're owned by our policyowners, and they matter most to us. ready to plan for your family's future? we'll help you get there. >>> when ariel c
May 13, 2013 5:00pm EDT
with an authoritarian regime. there are elections there, a popular referendum elections on seven year terms. how legitimate are they? guest: he won 99% of the vote last time. they are not legitimate. i have traveled to libya, under gaddafi, syria, syria is not quite as creative, but the regime is very impressive.-- repressive. host: what we know about where he is now and how he is functioning? guest: it seems that he is beginning to regain some of the momentum. when this revolution broke out in 2011, the perspective in the u.s. was that he would not last for more than five or six months. the exchange was dwindling and he did not have a robust economy. but he has been willing to stick it out and he has restructured his military using the militia more with a much heavier presence that we hear of of neighboring fighters from hezbollah with iranian advisers, soldiers helping the there is a big battle going on along the border and it is the entryway into lebanon and the valley. for the syrian regime, for hezbollah, for the iranians is seen as an important battle. there regional strategy ha
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